Prevention is anticipatory. It is expecting that time will come and need will arise when some preparations will have been necessary and critical in heading off disease, accidents, and other interferences with our life’s flow.
Medicine cabinets are often filled with preparations for prevention. All kinds of potions and pills fill our shelves to head off all kinds of interruptions in our lives. You feel a headache coming on, you pop a pill; a sniffle prompts some kind of cold rememdy; a pain in one muscle or another requires another pill; a small cut requires a bandaid and an antibiotic. And so it goes.